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GRAIG Y GILFACH 1

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00499m
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Cwmbach
Unitary authority : Rhondda, Cynon, Taff
NGR : SO02940346
Site Type (preferred type first) : Unknown hengiform monument / Bronze Age Cairn
Status : Scheduled Monument

Summary :
This cairn was described by RCAHMW in 1960 as 'a cairn 6.4m in diameter with a flat, turf-covered top, built of loose stone on a natural boss of rock.

Description :
This cairn was described by RCAHMW in 1960 as 'a cairn 6.4m in diameter with a flat, turf-covered top, built of loose stone on a natural boss of rock. Beside it on the W is a large block of stone (? an 'outlier') on which most of the outline of a millstone, 1.2m in diameter, has been shaped to a depth of 0.10m'.
Poor GPS coverage on day of site visit, but NGR appeared to be in quite a large area of fallen trees. This was searched as well as possible, but no cairn could be seen - possibly concealed below fallen trees. Dimensions: See description.
(1960/1976) A cairn 6.4m in diameter with a flat, turf-covered top, built of loose stone on a natural boss of rock. Beside it on the W is a large block of stone (? an 'outlier') on which most of the outline of a millstone, 1.2m in diameter, has been shaped to a depth of 0.10m (Source 01)
GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project

The site is likely to be a hengiform monument (Wiggins and Evans 2005)

Sources :
Wiggins, H and Evans, E , 2005 , Prehistoric defended enclosures in Glamorgan with recommendations for fieldwork
01/PM List/RCAHM//1976/Glam Invent/No 138
PM Desc Text/Evans EM/2000/GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project
pm desc text/Forest Enterprise/1999/Welsh Heritage Assets Project - Contract 14
04/ Desc Text/Cadw/2005/Scheduled monument revision

Events :
E002534 : Merthyr Tydfil to Cynon IP Pipeline. DBA (year : 2001)

Related PRNs : 500m

Compiled date : 01-06-1977


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